Monday, December 12, 2022

the elder jack

2 oz Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Grenadine
1/2 oz St. Germain (St. Elder)
1/8 oz Simple Syrup
7 drop Orange Bitters

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with orange oil from a twist.
Two Mondays ago, I returned to The Bartender's Manifesto to make another drink that I had spotted the night before, namely the Elder Jack. This riff on the Jack Rose was created by Stephen Cole at the Violet Hour in 2008, and it reminded me of the Clara Bow sans mint. In the glass, the Elder Jack proffered orange, floral, berry, and apple aromas to the nose. Next, lime and red berry notes on the sip flowed into apple and floral flavors on the swallow with a tart apple finish.

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